Producer: YUCK Circus
Writer: YUCK Circus
Directed By: YUCK Circus

Larrikin humour, high-flying acrobatics, and a ripper night of comedy and circus.


What does AC/DC and YUCK Circus have in common?

An all-Aussie, Rock and Roll, powerhouse show.

Expect larrikin humour, high-flying acrobatics, and a ripper night of comedy and circus. Tradies, Vegemite, and tinnies; this show is an ode to all things Kath and Kim, Bondi Rescue, and the Aussie larrikin Identity.

WINNERS of Fringe World top-tier Martin Sims Award, Best Circus at both Melbourne and Sydney Fringe, and the Best Emerging Artist at Adelaide Fringe get ready for a big night out with an absolute pack of galahs. Get your cheeks on a seat, and get keen for a Deadset laugh.

DEADSET is a ripper night out, celebrating where we are in our country and encouraging a reprise from every-day life. We want to bring audiences together, celebrate Australian stories on stage, and have a rock and roll party to boot. Our casting challenges the stigma around an all-female circus company, and we hope that through this experience there\’s a positive affirmation for the audience towards the capability and scope in which a woman can perform, both on stage and in everyday life.

Short Reviews

It’s just a skilful irreverent romp! 5 STARS
Fringe Feed
This is a ripper show, which knuckles down on toxic masculinity by redefining the strength and sexual appeal of womxn, who break all norms of gender and sexuality to show us what an absolute beauty it is to be anything but a \'typical Shiela\' 5 STARS
Weekend Notes
It is as refreshing a performance as a choccie milk is on a hot summer day. 4.5 STARS
4th Wall Media


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Technical Information

Touring Party: 6 Acrobats, can include touring technician if needed
Bump-in Time: 4 hours hrs
Bump-out Time: 2 hours hrs
Interval: No


All listed below is negotiable. We’re able to present multiple different versions of the show. Please be in contact with any concerns; we’re happy to adapt our work to suit you and your venue’s needs.

Standard lighting rig, including face light, light to focus at aerial/acrobatic height, and ability to program moving lights/colour chases. Haze preferred. 2 x technician for light and sound


All listed below is negotiable. We’re able to present multiple different versions of the show. Please be in contact with any concerns; we’re happy to adapt our work to suit you and your venue’s needs.

Venue provides:

  • 1 x handheld microphone + stand
  • Standard sound system with ability to operate Qlab


All listed below is negotiable. We’re able to present multiple different versions of the show. Please be in contact with any concerns; we’re happy to adapt our work to suit you and your venue’s needs.

No large set or props.


  • Venue to provide: Single drop point, centre stage, rated for dynamic human load
  • Needs to be available to be operated pre/during/post show by YUCK cast
  • If aerial point is provided, it must be signed off by a qualified rigger and installed on an engineer certified roof. Paperwork of these regulations must be current and accessible.
  • If this is unavailable in your venue please let us know! Happy to organise bringing our own rigger, a version with a free-standing aerial rig, or a version with no aerials at all!

Transport Notes

  • 8 seater people mover or 2 x SUV’s. Any combination to cover 6 acrobats, their luggage, and the 1 x show suitcase and bin.
  • If we\’re bringing all technical gear including light, sound and rigging: 1-tonne van, and 8 seater people mover (or 2 x SUV’s.)

Audience & Marketing Notes

15-35 year old women, female identifying, LGBTQI+ with interests in comedy, circus, live events, social collective groups (e.g. netball club, work friends, night out with the girls, etc)
Teenagers 15+ -Content is engaging for the upper teens, though adult content, still appropriate. A good show to bring them to experience a more adult-like setting.
Regional: The YUCK Circus cast are regional artists, and have a strong connection and understanding of these audiences.

Selling Points

  • Strong female message- all female cast taking up space, showing women can be strong and funny on stage and in everyday life
  • Australian story and voice- celebrating our nostalgic pop culture and identity, creating Audience unity.
  • High skilled circus mixed with comedy- and accessible and entertaining medium for a large range of audience

Community Engagement

  • Physical Circus workshops - Circus. Adaptable for all ages/groups/skills levels
  • Physical performance workshops - Adaptable for all ages/groups/skills levels
  • Conversation Circles- Covering a range of topics (e.g. Female empowerment, mateship, self-made/grassroots arts, Regional artists, breaking Stereotypes of gender)
  • Q + A - pre or post show, or as independent workshops. To learn about what it\'s like to tour as an artist, or more about the show
  • We\'re happy to cater to your needs and design a unique experience for your community, let us know if you have any ideas!

Content Warning

Adult references, alcohol references, mild nudity, strobe lighting, haze machine, mild and occasional coarse language, recommended for ages 15+








Venue Format

Prefer Thrust- open to all venue formats.


50mins Minutes

Available Until (from - to)



Budget & Fees

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In Development - work which will be produced and premiered in time for touring during 2022/2023. Please contact the Producer directly for Budgets and Fees.

Remount: $6000

Weekly Sell Off: $15,000

Per Performance: $9000-15,000

Royalties: 5%
Apra Obligations: N/A

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